**SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS***
Fri, March 24th, 2017
You know what? DC is a total sh*tshow right now. Who even knows what's gonna happen today with the AHCA vote—however it goes down, though, we do know that some major damage has been done to the GOP. Paul Ryan is in trouble, Devin Nunes is in trouble, 45 looks clueless, the Freedom Caucus is getting slammed by 45 on twitter...Not many in the GOP will come out of this unscathed in some way, whether it's damage to relationships w/ fellow GOP colleagues, or with angry constituents. At east there's that. And if it DOES manage to pass, don't forget that it has to head to the Senate next, where the GOP can only afford two defections (and there are like 6 GOP Senators who appear to be a firm 'no'). So today we watch + see (or look away—who can blame anyone for looking away!)
BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THAT! Today we let them duke it out, and focus our energy on supporting + amplifying the efforts of a few of the powerful + necessary orgs who are on the ground, fighting the REAL battles—not the ridiculous partisan circus battles, but the real, actual, saving-lives-and-the-planet battles.
If you're in a place to donate even a few bucks to any of these orgs, that's fantastic. If not, check out other ways to get involved and support
1) This week marked the coming of Spring, as well as Nowruz, the Persian New Year. In honor of this special and ancient celebration, and one of our dear SolSun members Sahar Azi, please check out and consider supporting the Omid Foundation. They work with disadvantaged girls in Iran and are one of the only (if not THE only) Iran-based non-profits able to take donations from the US.
#ACTION: You can make a donation here:
Here's a beautiful piece on what Nowruz means this year, by writer Porochista Khakpour:
2) Word on the street is that 45 will announce an executive order to basically destroy the planet next week (and he just approved the Keystone XL pipeline). Rest assured the executive order will go right to court, so let's help support the National Resources Defense Council, one of the orgs that is doing strong environmental legal defense:
#ACTION: Donate and/or learn how to support the NRDC: https://www.nrdc.org/
3) Finally, we know that the terrible no good sad AHCA is a totally anti-woman piece of garbage legislation. We've ALSO seen the state of Texas come out with even more garbage dystopian misogynist legislation. Let's give some love (and some money) to the Texas Equal Access Fund - TEA Fund, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to low-income people who want an abortion and can't afford it. TEA Fund is just one of many amazing non-profits working hard in the face of immense injustice and resistance in Texas. Let them know we see and support them!
#ACTION: Donate to http://www.teafund.org/
(If you also wanna make more calls today, GO FOR IT! You know what to do on AHCA and Gorsuch. Go forth and call, fax, email!)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK + COMMITMENT TO RESISTANCE!